UPDATE: Users from Singapore are forbidden to use Sbobet as of 2 February 2015.
SBOBET is the leading asian sportsbetting brand. Licensed in Phillipines and Isle of Man, Sbobet is an award winning, reputable gaming operator.
They are sponsors of Cardiff City and West Ham United and won Asian Operator of the Year in 2009.
Sbobet`s website has a simple but pleasant design. The punter will find the website to have good usability and to provide a quality betting experience.
SBOBET currently offers an interesting 15% first deposit bonus with a maximum value of 180 € or equivalent. Low percent, but pretty good amount, so decent for ‘high rollers’.
Markets, odds, handicaps
What is truly great about Sbobet, and the fact for which the company is most well known, is their asian handicap selection. Sbobet has, by far, the best asian handicap market available in the industry. Their asian handicap offer is unique and it provides the customer with a very, very wide variety of choices.
Regarding odds, it really doesn`t get much better than this. Sbobet provides some of the best odds available online, in both major and minor competitions. Their odds are almost as good as their asian handicap selection. They generally provide the best prices on under/over. If you`re looking for great odds (who isn`t) you know you`ll find them at Sbobet.
They are covering over 500 events weekly on a wide variety of markets, from Football to Water Polo. Sbobet could still improve in this department, but all-in-all they still provide a pretty rich betting offer.
Sbobet`s live betting offer is solid. Not top-notch, but it`s more than enough for any punter out there. While there is not a huge number of live events available for betting, there is still enough ‘action’ and the software is very good … it provides the customer with a great experience. You will have every information available about the live event in progress, auto-refresh is very fast, everything is very dynamic. Everything is in place and you will find it very easy and convenabile to use the live betting interface. Of course, there are tons of asian handicaps to bet on in live events.
Banking, limits, payouts
Payouts for winning bets are very fast, no matter the importance of the event. Also, Sbobet has some of the highest limits in the industry, by far the highest between Asian operators. If you are a high-roller, you won`t find yourself frustrated by the wager limits at Sbobet.
Deposits and withdrawals can be made with pretty much every method known to man, from Bank transfer to Visa/Mastercard, Moneybookers, Netteler and so on. You can make withdrawals only through a method used before to deposit, and only once at every 24 hours.
Time necessary to receive your withdrawal depends on the method chosen, but typically it doesn`t last more than a few days.
Customer support is pretty much perfect. You can not ask for more than 24/7 assistance through e-mail, phone, even Skype and, most importantly, Live Chat. In our experience, we always encountered fast, friendly and useful responses.
SBOBET bookmaker review conclusions
Sbobet is truly an emerging force in the online sportsbetting industry. They are top-class regarding odds, asian handicaps and betting options, which are maybe the most important aspects for a punter. With no real shortcomings, Sbobet is one of the best online bookmakers and should be a leader in the sportsbetting market in the coming years.